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Killean Sweep Passes

Published: October 6, 2017 9:53 pm ET

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Killean Sweep, arguably one of the most familiar faces around B-tracks in the province of Ontario, was humanely euthanized on Wednesday evening (October 4) following a catastrophic injury suffered in a turnout paddock in Puslinch, Ont.

‘Harry’, as he was affectionately known, was a 23-time winner during a racing career that saw him bank more than $210,000 in addition to earning a lifetime mark of 1:55.2 at Kawartha Downs. After his racing career was over, he joined forces with OHHA’s Harness Racing Youth Camp – a program put in place to teach children about caring for racehorses.

More recently, ‘Harry’ toured the province as one of the members of the Hands On Horses Program’s ‘Wanna Drive’ program – giving rides to people of all ages. He also participated in Open House events, he represented harness racing in parades, visited nursing homes and made appearances at fall fairs as one of racing’s ambassadors.

The 17-year-old son of Run The Table-Winning Lin loved his job as much as the people who hopped in his double-seated jogger loved the thrill of tagging along for a ride. For many, it was a ‘cross it off the bucket list’ experience.

The Hands On Horses Program would like to sincerely thank Julie Walker, Karoline Nielsen, Katelynn Rourke and Dr. Ian Moore for giving comfort and support to ‘Harry’ on the evening of his accident.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Killean Sweep.

(Hands On Horses Program)


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